on 5 March 2011
About his FAST success, about his multiple wins : (Fast) Freddy Maertens is so honest, unembarassed about his PURE speed on his bike, his wins and tactics, but sadly, such success included his mistakes. All Mr.Maertens desired was more-than-adequate wins, and whilst further triumphs were necessary, they regretfully included prescribed-happiness.
Because of Mr.Maertens' accuracy/honesty I admit to shedding several tears.
Meeting Mr.Maertens in a cycling-museum (in Belgium) will remain an honour. With so many wins he is my King, yet he so-modestly forgets/ignores such ability.
To even try to win (like Fast-Freddy) finding his book is a Championship. Accurate, but sad.
Rainbow-colours forever !